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[News] Why Sub-notebooks with GNU/Linux Succeed

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Linux Mobile Tools for the Business Traveler

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| It seems like everywhere you turn these days someone has one of those cute 
| little netbooks under their arm or taking up a tiny corner of the table at 
| Starbucks. Chances are pretty good you'll find a Linux operating system on a 
| least a fair share of those netbooks as well. The real question for every 
| prospective buyer without one currently in their possession has to be "but 
| will it do everything I need it to do?" It all depends on what you want to 
| do.      


Editor's Note: Finally, We Have It All- Small, Fast, and Affordable

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| I was inspired by Paul Ferrill's excellent article over at LinuxPlanet, Linux 
| Mobile Tools for the Business Traveler. He describes a perfectly functional 
| mobile kit that consists of a netbook, 3G modem, and an Outlets to Go 3 with 
| USB universal electrical and USB charger. It all fits into a small bag and 
| weighs maybe five pounds, depending on the bag. My usual laptop travel pack 
| weighs in at over eleven pounds, including the bag and big ole Thinkpad, 
| extra battery, and other accessories.      


ARM-based sub-notebooks are coming which run all day and only run GNU/Linux.


Freescale Promises $200 Netbooks With New Chips

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| On Tuesday Freescale said it has tied up with additional partners to expand
| operating system options for netbooks based on its processor. Freescale
| processors will support Android and Linux distributions such as Ubuntu and
| Xandros.


ARM's Multicore Chips Aim for Netbooks

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| Ubuntu and Debian Linux both run on ARM chips, and Ubuntu for ARM will go
| public in April 2009, Bryant said. That version of Ubuntu may even run on
| existing ARM devices.


Freescale Offers New Netbook Platform

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| Freescale has announced the expansion of its netbook offerings with a new
| connectivity and operating system options for netbooks based on its i.MX515
| processor. The company entered into the netbook market in January 2009 when
| it introduced its processor.


ARM gets a fast boot Linux stack

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| PC BIOS giant Phoenix Technologies announced a new ARM version of its new
| previously x86-only Linux fast-boot add-on. HyperSpace has now been optimized
| for the ARM Cortex-A8 architecture running on netbooks, and is initially
| targeted at Freescale Semiconductor's new i.MX515 system-on-chip (SoC), says
| Phoenix.


ARM and Adobe join up

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| Considering some of the most popular websites on the interweb today use FLV
| as a video format for their... uhm... videos, it’s no surprise that Arm and
| Adobe are teaming up to catch the mobile device choo-choo.


ARM Announces Support for Open Handset Alliance

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| ARM has been working with the open Android platform for some time and is
| committed to delivering a rich mobile experience based on the platform. As
| part of this relationship, ARM will contribute its ARMv6 and ARMv7
| architecture-based OpenMax DL libraries and insight on the ARM(R) CPU and ARK
| Mali(TM) GPU architectures to the Android Open Source Project


Why Ubuntu on ARM Could be a Rich Seam

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| ARM today announced that the total number of processors shipped by its
| Partners has exceeded ten billion.
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| [...]
| A Nokia-sponsored project is porting Ubuntu Linux to the ARM architecture.


Superscalar ARM SoC runs Linux

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| Freescale has launched a new Linux-ready system-on-chip (SoC) family based on
| ARM's Cortex-A8 core clocked from 800MHz to 1GHz. The HD-capable i.MX51
| integrates OpenGL ES 2.0 and OpenVG 1.1 accelerators, and will be be
| delivered in several variants suitable for specific consumer electronics and
| embedded applications, Freescale says.

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